From today’s story announcing that Ang Lee’s Lust, Caution is getting slapped with the “dreaded” NC-17:
“Sources who have seen the film said it contains at least three scenes — one a long montage — featuring multiple acts of aggressive sexual activity in different positions. There’s no full-frontal male nudity (the source of some NC-17 rulings when shown in sex scenes), but male-on-female oral sex, non-S&M restraints and several nontraditional sexual positions are depicted, conveying the aggression and emotional conflict between the main characters.”
Whew. Sounds more like Mr. Skin than Wolf Blitzer. Though this kind of story reeks of a certain familiarity, the bigger question now becomes: where do we turn for news if CNN is no longer safe for work?